If the landlord actually started an unlawful detainer action against you, it might be very difficult to find a new landlord willing to rent to you. Read the facts of this case, where the landlord had no valid reason to file an unlawful detainer action, the tenant won, but then had problems afterwards finding housing.
As others have mentioned a good option is to call the non-emergency line at the local police station. There are also many good online websites that provide detailed information about the area, City-Data.com is easy to use and provides a good outlook on an areas crime.... more
Commute is very definitly unhealthy. Everyone who has communted and are now living close to their work brag about their communte. A telling traight.
Your purchase price or rent you will pay will to some degree dictate your choices of where to live.
If you can, purchase as soon as possible. The market is on fire and will continuse appreciating very fast. Unusuall opportunity but no surprise.
An experienced ethical real estate agent could serve your situation. Rent or buy and where. So a few suggestions for you. First read the article Consultation, Interviewing Real Estate Agents. You find the article and a few others that will serve you on Your-Road-Home.com.
Gather information, all you can. Than begin the process of selecting your agent. The results will prove well worth your time and effort. An experienced ethical agent will work in your interest and so help in your decision of location and purchase or rent. Also read the article Consultation, Interviewing Loan Officers.
After 34 years of real estate it has become apparent that it is worth living in a smaller place if it reduces the commute. When you think through your schedule and realize how much of the day is "your time' the commute time becomes a major factor. Add the stress factor and all becomes very clear.
Wishing You The Best, stephen... more
The traffic going from Seattle to Redmond is actually more dense now than commuting into Seattle. Seattle is a good sized city, so the commute varies largely based on where you live in Seattle. Due to bridges, lakes and hills, if you want to live the Seattle lifestyle and commute into Redmond, in general, I would say East Capital Hill is one of the very easy commutes.
The University District is close to freeway access that runs into Redmond / Bellevue, and if you pick your times right, that can be an easy commute. Even South Lake Union, once the new freeway access is completed, will be quite efficient. Light rail is now being built that will take you from the center of the city to the University District. Land is already being purchased for light rail into Redmond city center. The light rail path is currently undergoing the environmental review, which is one of the last steps to approval for the route.
There are Park and Ride parking lots throughout Bellevue and Redmond and those give you access to the bus routes. There are now special Rapid Transit bus stops that take you quickly and directly to your destinations.
The bus system is very good and once you learn your bus route can be much more efficient than car. I can be more helpful if you'd like to talk specifially about where you plan to live and to where you need to commute.... more
About 10 minutes hitting a couple of red lights. Arbor Heights is very convenient to the airport. Resdients also can get to the UW faster than West Seattle residents who take the W.Seattle bridge. They can take 1st Ave South to 99 or catch I-5 at Michigan Street.... more